The joint sales venture between IM Global and Mexico’s Canana has acquired international rights from Gullane and TC Filmes to the Brazilian thriller ahead of its Toronto world premiere.

Fernando Coimbra wrote and directed A Wolf At The Door, about a couple whose six-year-old child gets kidnapped from school, prompting the father to believe the perpetrator may be his lover.

Leandra Leal, Milhem Cortaz and Fabíula Nascimento star.

Mundial vice-president Cristina Garza and IM Global CEO Stuart Ford negotiated the deal with Gullane’s Fabiano Gullane.

“Young Brazilian filmmakers are really breaking new ground and we couldn’t be more honoured to represent this debut feature,” said Garza.

“When it comes to foreign cinema, international buyers and audiences are looking for daring visions and provocative filmmaking. This film is so powerful and completely different from anything we’ve seen. With new government stimulus and more opportunities for filmmakers, we are sure to see more new voices of this kind”.